Practical Nursing

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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Testing Requirements:

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Read:11 Math:11 Lang:11, TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Scores - Version 5) Minimum 55% Adjusted Individual Total Score (AITS)

Enrollment Open To:

Program Open to Qualified Applicants (see application for admission requirements)

Program Start Dates:

August 2016 Day (Application Deadline JULY 6, 2016) August 2016 Evening (Application Deadline JULY 6, 2016)


Students attend classes at all three campuses St. Augustine, Palatka, and Green Cove Springs and various clinical sites in the tri-county area

Program Day/Evening:

Daytime program - Monday through Thursday earliest 6:00am - latest 4:30pm Evening/Weekends every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-10pm and every other Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-5pm Both day and evening programs require a preceptor rotation these hours will vary

What You'll Learn:

  • Care for medical-surgical, oncology patients
  • Communication skills
  • Geriatric care
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Human growth & development
  • Legal & ethics responsibilities

*FL Board of Nursing Approved

  • Mental health concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology & administration of medications
  • Rehabilitation basics
  • Unpaid clinical experience
  • Unpaid preceptor rotation

Program Hours:


Daytime Enrollment = 13 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Evening Enrollment = 18 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$7,543 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
B HCP0121 Nurse Aide and Orderly 75
PRN0091 Practical Nurse (1 of 3) 285
PRN0092 Practical Nurse (2 of 3) 450
 C PRN0096 Practical Nursing (3 of 3) 450

Employment Opportunities:

  • Doctor offices
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Health Department
  • Nursing Homes
  • Walk-in clinics

Industry Certifications:


Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida


LPN Application:      LPN Application SY 2016-2017

Program costs & book list: Practical-Nursing

TEAS Prep:

AHA Health Care Provider BLS CPR Courses are offered at our Public Safety Campus for dates click HERE. You may register at the PSC and/or the registration department.

Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name: Debbie Warren

Phone:  904-547-3471


For gainful employment information please select: LPN

Name: Nancy Plumlee –

Name: Deonna Mullins –

Name: Lynn Spain –